Economy • 29 December, 2018

Exports of processed agricultural products increased by 13% — Arman Yevniev

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Dec. 29 at the Government meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, First Vice Minister of Agriculture Arman Yevniev reported on measures taken to increase labor productivity in the processing industry of the agro-industrial complex.

Food production for 11 months of 2018 increased by 1.7% and amounted to 1.4 trillion tenge.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, in January-November 2018, compared with the corresponding period of 2017, flour production increased by 2.7%, cereals — by 17.8%, margarine — by 6.9%, sausages — by 0.6 %, processed milk — by 8%, hard cheese — by 15.1%, fruits and nuts processed and preserved — by 82%, crackers and biscuits — by 5.1%.

“For January-June 2018, labor productivity amounted to $13.3 thousand per person. Exports of processed agricultural products amounted to $707.1 million, an increase of 13% over the same period,” Yevniev said.

It should be noted that one of the target indicators in the State Program for the Development of the Agro-Industrial Complex is increasing the index of the physical volume of investments in fixed assets in food production by 22% in real terms to the 2015 level.

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